Growth Policy

Background

Butte-Silver Bow is beginning the process to update the City-County Growth Policy.  A lot has changed throughout the region and the state since the last policy was adopted in 2008 – the local and state-wide economy looks different, attitudes on housing and transportation continue to evolve, and Butte-Silver Bow is poised to re-envision its future as a leader in these conversations.  Given its central location, storied history, proximity to major growth centers and the outdoor recreation and conservation opportunities that abound, Butte-Silver Bow is flush with opportunity.  The growth policy update will seek to harness that opportunity by re-envisioning Butte-Silver Bow’s future with you – its residents – at the helm!

How To Get Involved

The growth policy update process is an opportunity for residents of Butte-Silver Bow to have a stake and a say in the future of your community.  In the coming weeks and months we will be hosting a series of public meetings and events in Butte and throughout the county.  These meetings will be aimed at gathering public input on the existing growth policy, its vision for the City-County and the policies in place to move that vision forward.  A community survey will be launched after the first of the year to gain additional insight into the future of Butte-Silver Bow, and in late January/early February there will be an opportunity for residents to participate in visioning sessions to provide direction and determine the future growth and development aspirations of the City-County moving forward.  Check this website and the City-County Facebook page  for more information on upcoming opportunities to participate in the process – we will be updating both regularly.  For more information about the update process, please contact:

BSB Planning Department
Lori Casey
lcasey@bsb.mt.gob